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Module 2 - Magic Mark Makers

Everything you need to know about modern mark makers: from alcohol to watersoluble markers, pencils and crayons you'll be amazed at what you can do!

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This an art course for beginners wanting to learn all about different drawing materials (both wet and dry) that are available on the market today AND how to use them for maximum FUN! Have you heard of Gelatos, Tombows, Copics, NeoColor IIs, Color Pencils, and the mighty Stabilo All? Want to learn all about these exciting products and the projects you can do with them? Then this class is for you!

In this follow up course to Intro to Drawing, we will be turning our black and white drawings and into paintings and masterpieces, all with the magic of markers, watersoluble materials, crayons and pencils! Coupled with the right paper and correct marker in hand you can make a surprising slew of effects. We will be completing various projects, from zentangles to florals, to faces and feathers, which will teach us how to artfully experiment and learn how these different tools work. You'll be pleasantly surprised at what you can accomplish! Instruction will consist of several hours (7.5 to be exact!!) of real time video instruction, time lapse inspirations and PDFs when appropriate. All students will be offered full support in the Facebook Group page for this class. I am honored that Kylie Fowler from Down Under has agreed to offer a lesson for you all in this class!

All classes will be fully downloadable and downable for your lifetime of enjoyment. Just please, no sharing.

I would LOVE to see what you're working on and how you're doing so PLEASE check in the Facebook Group to say hello and post your progress! See you there!

Just check these projects we will be making!

We will learn how to blend and build up value using alcohol based markers like Copics and Spectrum Noir

After we master that we will have some fun easy projects like this one!

When you think you've got that down we will have a full face drawing lesson and complete with how to use alcohol based markers to accurately shade a face. Here's what we will be drawing!

Once we get HER down, we will also have two lessons on drawing skin tones of different colors, both on the body, and in the face!

The cool thing is that once you understand how color shading works with one medium, you can apply the same concept to any medium!!


I LOVE watersoluble materials and in this course we learn about the TONS of choices you have!! One of my all time favorites in the magical Elegant Writer Calligraphy pen! We learn all about it's unique properties by creating this fast and fabulous project!! Can you believe all you need to make this is a single utensil and WATER?! That's what this course is all about though, learning how to unleash the power of all these cool tools!

Did you think that was enough?! Clearly you are new to Awesome Art School. We are just getting started! We will be having more face practice! Only this time with Tombow markers! First in black...

And then in color!

I know it FEELS like there are a lot of supplies in this class but here's the coolest part: THERE'S NOT. Because once you come to the realization that ALL watersoluble materials work exactly the same way, it's just up to you to determine which ones are your favorites!! Then you can go back and rewatch and retry the exact same lessons using different tools (when you're ready) and decide for yourself!

But wait, there's more!

We also learn about watersoluble pencils...

I love this step-by-step sweet Paris streetscape that we do together. Which city will you try?

And of course we can't leave out those magical Gelatos and Neo-Color II crayons!! We will practice with those by doing this sweet, easy and simple project together:

And then if you're feeling brave (and because we've had so much face practice already!!!) you can give this final project a try!

When the course is through I know you'll be able to stride into that art store and make some great choices about the products you'd like to try that will totally take your art to the next level!!!

What you get:

~ 16 Full Length Video lessons = 7.5 hours of video instruction (plus supporting PDF's)

~ Specifically suited for beginners, no experience necessary!

~ Fully downloadable videos which are forever accessible and won't ever expire.

~ Follow the course at your own pace and from the comfort of your home.

~ Access to the 'virtual classroom' for direct teacher interaction.

~ Access to Awesome Art School Facebook Page for sharing, interaction and direct support.

~ 6 Internationally recognized guest teachers

~ Entertaining demos, real time instruction and timelapse videos

~ Only pay for the supplies you want!



Your Instructor


Karen Campbell
Karen Campbell

Karen Campbell is a New England native and currently resides in North Carolina with her husband, three boys and two cats! She is a full-time mixed media artist and is the author of 5 books including the popular, How to Draw Fun Fab Faces series, For the Colorful Teacher (co-author/illustrator and soon-to-be-series), and her latest book, Mixed Media Magic (all available on Amazon). She started teaching both children and adults (privately as well as big art party bashes) in 2011 and switched to becoming a full time online educator in 2016. Her primary goal is to make art accessible to ANYONE with an interest with a primary focus of pure, unadulterated FUN!!! Follow along at:

Karen's Amazon Author's Page (Amazon links to all 5 books)

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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